Ditch the screen for the green

Dr Dimity Williams
GP, Biodiversity Convenor, Doctors for the Environment Australia.

 

Many of these problems are the consequence of a sedentary lifestyle with kids today spending much of their time in a box, looking at another box.

Over the past 30 years the way we live has changed significantly, with most Australians now living in suburbs in larger houses with smaller backyards and the most transport being by private car.

Nearly 80% of children who live within 2km of school are driven both ways, and most exceed the recommended maximum

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